I was here to upgrade my state to a BQ status. All of my 49 states I have ran a marathon in are BQ 'a except for 4, OH being a state I am redoing over the upcoming 6 months )
The day was perfect. 40 at the start and 45 at the finish
Nice out n back
Gorgeous bike path and very quiet
To get my mind back on track - I kept conservative for the first 14 miles, 800-757 pace
I felt good at mile 18 then at 20 to pick it up to 750 with one 730 mile in
Finished 329. Definite not a good time, but mentally I was strong and feeling good- now ready to push the pace to a sub. 315 this year ))))
Third women overall!!!!
Next PA buck county marathon Nov 15
Then my last state Hawaii Dec 13.
My best friend Beth Pellerito was with me- smashed the half marathon and provided mental support. Love you friend.